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What happened on the Australian home front during the Kokoda campaign?


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2014-10-07 02:13:24
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During the Kokoda campaign, the Japanese were successful in making an attack on the Australian home front. The Australians were forced to retreat and were left were running low on supplies and disease reduced their fighting ability. Later on, the American fought along side of the Australians and defeated the Japanese.


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